About the Partners

ABOUT THE PARTNERS

OCAD University (www.ocadu.ca) is Canada’s oldest and largest university for art and design. Founded in 1876, the university is dedicated to art, design and digital media education, practice and research, and knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. ocadu.ca

The Remix Project is a multidisciplinary arts training organization, devoted to strengthening the creative community by supporting the next generation of industry leaders. Focused on each student’s personal and professional development, the charity was created to help level the playing field for talented youth who face barriers in pursuing careers in arts & entertainment. For more information, www.theremixproject.com

Toronto Arts Foundation is a registered charity that sparks creative connections, spotlights artistic excellence, and supports vibrant cultural growth throughout our diverse city, through private sector investment. To learn more or to make a donation, visit torontoartsfoundation.org.

City of Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture, and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents, and businesses. For more information visit toronto.ca

 

ABOUT | COMMUNITY PARTNERS

One By One Movement Inc.

One By One Movement Inc.'s primary goal as a think tank is to decrease extreme acts of violence across the globe beginning with Toronto through assisting organizations from the grassroots level up to government with strategy and social programming development. Clients have the unique opportunity to strategize and develop proposed and or tweak existing programs utilizing One By One Movements roster of former, high profile ex-gang leaders, extremists, organized crime figures with valuable lived experience. 

Their target markets are 6-29, and 29 - no age limit, they consult, assist, and implement the development of strategic planning and programming centered in:

  • Prevention                                          
  • Intervention
  • Reduction in recidivism
  • Anti-bullying
  • Negative lifestyle exit strategies
  • Direct mentorship                                                               
  • Development of training/workshops
  • Fund-raising & bringing awareness events

One by One is a corporation founded by a group of “formers”: former gang, extremist & organized crime members to help identify, address, research, then strategize the application of effective social programming for youth outreach programming ages 6-29, and anti-recidivism programming for groups ages 30+. Taking a "boots on the ground" grassroots approach to anti-bullying, gang prevention & exit strategies, and long term support through mentorship, One by One are extremely passionate about giving back, paying a debt to society outside the walls of confinement, and leading others to do the same. They like to think of themselves as ambassadors of change unprompted by the threat of punishment through a process they’ve dubbed as the ‘Internal Realization & Transformation Process’ (IRTP). Many organizations that are fundamentally aspiring to accomplish similar goals as One by One, but what makes their mission unique is the approach to the standard ‘philosophy’ of outreach strategies.

Learn more by visiting their website at www.theonebyonemovement.org.

Native Culture Centre Toronto (NCCT)

For over 50 years, the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto has been a leader in the building of a healthy and vibrant urban Indigenous community in Toronto. Serving over 2,000 clients a year, we tirelessly work to provide culturally centered services and programs to increase the economic, social, cultural, and health outcomes of our people.

Learn more by visiting their website at https://ncct.on.ca/

SOY Toronto

Based at Sherbourne Health, Supporting Our Youth (SOY) is a program centered on supporting and promoting the health and wellbeing goals set out by LGBT2SQ+ youth and young adults, many who are homeless, racialized, and newcomers. They support strengths, resourcefulness, and youth success through Goal Planning Service with Youth Support Workers, internal Housing Program, Mentorship, and Peer Leadership Programs, and Legendary health & well-being groups: Black Queer Youth, Trans Fusion Crew, EXPRESS Newcomer, Intersections and Affirm. They currently run groups online on Tuesday on Zoom and in person at Allan Gardens on Wednesdays in October.

For more information please check out www.soytoronto.com and follow them on Facebook at Supporting Our Youth

 

FCJ Refugee Centre

FCJ Refugee Centre serves refugees and others at risk due to their immigration status, and welcomes anyone asking for advice, counsel and support regarding their refugee or immigration claim process. We address systemic issues that newly arrived refugee claimants face in Canada including lack of resources, marginalization, and discrimination.

The FCJ Youth Network is an incredibly diverse group of newcomer youth that has welcomed over 80 members in the past year. The group meets on a weekly basis and shapes a space to share experiences, support one another, and mobilize their knowledge to overcome the challenges that they face. The FCJ Youth Network not only offers opportunities for volunteering and skill development, but the group plans a lot of social activities together, including: going to movies, camping, sports activities and exploring the city.

 

For more information please check out https://www.fcjrefugeecentre.org/category/youth-network/.